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Music Review: Turn It Up by Love X Stereo - Electronic Rock - Seoul, South Korea | Music Discovery XO


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ELECTRONIC ROCK REVIEWS

29-09-2020 06:23 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Electronic Rock artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Electronic Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie band, Love X Stereo on YouTube | Bandcamp


Love X Stereo
"Turn It Up"
Electronic Rock


Let's do it

Featured on South Korean duo, Love X Stereo’s highly acclaimed “37B” album, “Turn It Up” is a soft, tender, feel-good record with a commanding bass line that’ll make you feel like you are a maestro, and you are about to do what you do and make it look really easy. The vocal performance is like a gentle breeze on a warm summer day, and more arousing than body heat on a cosy winter evening with someone special. The lyrics evoke sensual, intimate feelings; as if themed around a passionate late night encounter between two lovers.  “Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up; the volume of the night”. 

Music Review: Eyes And A Soul by Megan Mcduffee - Synthpop - California, USA | Music Discovery XO


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SYNTHPOP REVIEWS

27-09-2020 16:29 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Synthpop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Synthpop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Megan Mcduffee on Beatport | Spotify


Megan Mcduffee
"Eyes And A Soul"
Synthpop


Back to the future

Featuring Polish cyberpunk artist, Cassetter; and UK Drum ‘n’ Bass artist, Time Travel; “Eyes With A Soul” is an exciting record that will whisk you away to the ‘90s and then catapult you into the future - a very distinctive sensation you can only get when listening to emerging synthpop sensation, Megan McDuffee. The collaborative record was released back in 2019 under the FiXT Neon imprint, an artist-owned synth music record label based in California. It’s so spacious, blissfully artificial and electrifying. The spectacular and spellbinding vocal performance is nothing short of angelic, and futuristic at the same time. Add this to your “Sci-fi” and “Fantasy” music playlists. 

Music Review: Make A Way by Kai'Son - Hip Hop - New York, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

25-09-2020 13:16 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Kai'Son on Spotify | Apple Music


Kai'Son
"Make A Way"
Hip Hop


A song about a broken-hearted man who is still in love

He made his name as Brooklyn’s hip hop prodigy a few years back with some of the best freestyle records hip hop has been offered in over two decades. When he writes, it’s so natural and genuine it seems unrehearsed. Kai'Son has always had a special way with words that allows him to create meaningful songs in a very broad range of contexts. In fact, he is one of those artists that’s so versatile they can cross over into virtually any genre of music and still be amazing just being themselves. Add this to your “hip hop love songs” playlist if you have one. If you don’t have one, you need one.  

Explicit.

Music Review: The One by Big Money Brezzy - Hip Hop - Texas, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

23-09-2020 10:13 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Big Money Brezzy on Apple Music | Spotify


Big Money Brezzy
"The One"
Hip Hop


If you are a die-hard hip hop fan, and like many, you’ve lately been feeling like your music collection is missing that Oomph! that only few new hip hop artists come with every generation, this song will send you on a wild goose chase that will bring you back here every single time. Unique in every sense of the word, Big Money Brezzy’s witty, feel-good style has evolved exponentially over the past year and “The One” is a brilliant track that paints a vivid picture of an artist more spectacular than fans who have watched closely since day one could have ever possibly envisioned – the artist he has become. 

Explicit.

Music Review: Crash by Ez The Lyrical Skitzo - Hip Hop - Pennsylvania, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

21-09-2020 02:02 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Ez The Lyrical Skitzo on Apple Music | Spotify


Ez The Lyrical Skitzo
"Crash"
Hip Hop


Classic
 
Hard hat area

If you are listening to Ez The Lyrical Skitzo a.k.a Ezus Christ for the first time then you are probably not ready for this. You are about to listen to a lyrically masterful MC switch flows more times than you can count on each verse and change styles so many times your head will be spinning by the end of the song. If you are already familiar with what Pennsylvania’s most critically acclaimed fast-rising underground hip hop sensation can do then multiply your highest expectations by ten. Either way, grab yourself a mouth guard and a hard hat; this could get ugly.

Explicit.

Music Review: Bubblegum by We Are Us - Pop - New Mexico, USA | Music Discovery XO


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POP REVIEWS

19-09-2020 17:28 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, We Are Us on Spotify | Distrokid


We Are Us
"Bubblegum"
Pop


Like the summer breeze

Before listening to this song you’ll need to first forget about all the tainted feel-good pop music you’ve heard this decade, possibly even further back. That shouldn’t be too hard considering the lack of substance and true to life lyrical content many, at least those on the radio have offered, sadly. So a quick shake of your head left to right really fast will do the trick. Now get all the tainted pink Taylor Swift has been wearing out of your head, there’s nothing LGBT or curious about this record. Finally, take a deep breath and prepare to feel like you did when you had your first crush. Reach for the play button really slowly. Hit it. This is going to feel a little, weird. Weird because it’s so good and its intentions are nothing but pure - that's very rare nowadays. Enjoy!

Music Review: London by Coolidge - Hip Hop - Mississippi, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

17-09-2020 16:50 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Coolidge on YouTube | Apple Music


Coolidge
"London"
Hip Hop


Feels so good

Coolidge has been making a lot of good noise this year. From critically acclaimed solo records like “Faint Rose“ and “Lazy Anthem“, to collaborative hit singles like “KVNG“ and “About Me“, the fast-rising Mississippi hip hop star is showing that it is possible to gain mass appeal as an underground artist without necessarily conforming to any set trends; in fact, he is proving that underground hip hop artists can still set new trends in today's music industry, as he has done for several years now with various cutting edge vocal performance and production styles that are still unique several years on. Released on the 10th of August, the new track, a collaborative project with fellow Mississippi, US underground rapper, 2Verse features an infectious bounce, a super laid-back vibe and a piano melody that will take you to ecstasy.

Explicit.

Music Review: Can We Go Back by Crissi Cochrane - Soul - Ontario, Canada | Music Discovery XO


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SOUL REVIEWS

15-09-2020 15:04 GMT


Music Reviews (September 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie singer songwriter, Crissi Cochrane on YouTube | Bandcamp


Crissi Cochrane
"Can We Go Back"
Soul


Kiss it better

There is a song for every moment, this one is for when you are looking back at these dire times tomorrow and wondering how you got through them. Released on the 14th of August, Canadian singer songwriter, Crissi Cochrane’s pandemic-inspired single will take you on a musical journey back in time to much simpler times. It’ll melt your heart like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day and kiss your sorrows away like a loving mother. Covid-19 is a dirty word that no one wants to hear anymore, but this song is one you’ll want to hear over and over and over until the pandemic is over, and then some more so it never comes back. Don’t worry, there are no dirty words in it. Stay safe.

Music Review: The Watermark High by The Watermark High - Electronic - Massachusetts, USA | Music Discovery XO


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ELECTRONIC REVIEWS

01-08-2020 00:15 GMT


Music Reviews (August 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Electronic artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Electronic performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, The Watermark High on Apple Music | Spotify


The Watermark High
"The Watermark High"
Electronic


A happy ending every time

The only instrumental album you’ll need for a very long time


To listen to this album for the first time you’ll need to take a few deep breaths and free your mind entirely, to ensure you emerge from what you’ll only be able to describe as an otherworldly experience in one piece. No, it’s not strapped with a bomb or loaded with poison – at least not unless you really want it to be. With 10 beautifully crafted tracks that will blow your mind and sedate you - and not necessarily in that order, it leaves a lasting impression that’ll have you listening over and over.

Music Review: Plankin by Giftgable - Hip Hop - New York, USA | Music Discovery XO


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

31-07-2020 18:54 GMT


Music Reviews (July 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Giftgable on Spotify | Apple Music


Giftgable
"Plankin"
Hip Hop


Just plank

“Plankin” is a New York underground hip hop classic that was way ahead of its time and will never get old. It’s a meme-themed record that ushered in the era of memes at the time when planking, one of the earliest and most exciting memes to date according to memeheads everywhere, was revealing a crazy side of humanity the world had never seen before. The craze quickly spread thanks to the Internet, and so did the record. It got so bad at one point that if you ever rushed out of your house early in the morning and found the work buddy who you had carpooled with for several years without any problem lying face-down on the hood of your car and had to drive to work with him on the hood, you got off easy. The song was featured on the popular US talent show, “American Idol” and it set the tone for the promising hip hop career Giftgable is enjoying today.

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